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The greatest compliment to the engineering profession is that so much is taken for granted. New advancements in technology, transportation, water management and telecommunications arise everyday without due notice. Engineering Ireland traces the history of this profession within Ireland, from the earliest attempts of its members at construction to the technological achievements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It [...]
The perfect edition for any Orwell enthusiasts’ collection, discover the classic dystopian masterpiece beautifully reimagined by renowned street artist Shepard Fairey Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers [...]
This is a reprint of a book first published in 1862. It resulted from a four-month tour by Henry Coulter of the West of Ireland where he reported on the effects of a series of poor harvests and the prospect of impending famine. Coulter was in Newry in Co. Down, and went on to become a journalist. [...]
‘On Saturday nights in The Half Moon, a ganger would come in and ask did you want a shift in the morning (pulling cable for Murphy). If you did, you had to guarantee him a drink the next night. The shift might last from seven o’clock until half past twelve, for about five pounds a shift. No documentation- just [...]
John Ford’s “The Quiet Man” (1952) is the most popular cinematic representation of Ireland, and one of Hollywood’s classic romantic comedies. For some viewers and critics the film is a powerful evocation of romantic Ireland and the search for home. This book contains new and original information and photographs about the film “The Quiet Man”. Des MacHale has found a [...]
A Magical Year takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the seasons at Hogwarts. Jim Kay’s incredible illustrations, paired with much loved quotations from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, bring to life all of the magic, beauty and wonder of the wizarding world. This is an irresistible gift book for anyone who has ever been captivated by the Boy [...]
Patrick Tunney (1887-1951) was born in Derrykillew, Westport, Co. Mayo. He was a tailor by profession but quickly gained the reputation as Mayo’s most prominent poet, songwriter and as a respected columnist of his time. Liam Friel is the grandson of Patrick Tunney. This is the third in a trilogy of books containing Patrick Tunney’s published and unpublished work. [...]
Everything you will need for the perfect cycling holiday: detailed maps, accommodation, travel advice and all you need to know for an unforgettable trip. Taking a route from Belfast to Dublin through the most spectacular scenery and routes that Ireland has to offer. This book includes cycling routes through Co. Mayo including Westport and the Sheffrey Hills.
A uniquely colorful chronicle of this dramatic and convulsive chapter in American–and world–history. It’s an epic tale, and here it is wondrously well told.” –David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of FREEDOM FROM FEAR. From August 1914 through March 1917, Americans were increasingly horrified at the unprecedented destruction of the First World War. While sending massive assistance [...]
The Great Famine is possibly the most pivotal event/experience in modern Irish history. Its global reach and implications cannot be underestimated. In terms of mortality, it is now widely accepted that over a million people perished between the years 1845-1852 and at least one million and a quarter fled the country, the great majority to North America, some to [...]
The seventeenth century was a period of significant political and religious upheavals and was also a formative period in terms of landscape and settlement development throughout Ireland. This book examines Munster from a historical archaeology perspective, in particular it sets the archaeological context of these developments against the historical background of plantation, Cromwellian intervention and economic expansion.
The Concise English-Irish Dictionary is derived from the New English-Irish Dictionary which is available online at www.focloir.ie. The Concise Englsh-Irish Dictionary contains an extensive range of contemporary Irish-Language translations of modern English words and phrases.
Is dlúthchuid í an Ghaeilge agus litríocht de Ghaeilge de shaíocht, d’oidhreacht agus de shaibhreas na cathrach. Tugann an díolaim seo de phrós agus d’fhilíocht spléachadh ar na slite éagsúla ar léiríodh, ar samhlaíodh agus ar tuigeadh príomhchathair an Iarthair, príomhchathair na Gaeilge, d’údair agus d’fhilí éagsúla Gaeilge. Brian Ó Conchubhair a roghnaigh.
As their untruths became known, fewer people began to believe the British reports. In this fascinating book Michael B. Barry tells the story of fakery and dissimulation that emanated from Dublin Castle, including the so-called ‘Battle of Tralee’ staged at Vico Road, Killiney, the forged editions of the ‘Irish Bulletin’ and attempts after the Kilmichael ambush to paint the [...]